Thursday 28 Sep 2017, 9.45pmClore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, London

Pekka Kuusisto violin

Ilona Korhonen singer

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and vocalist Ilona Korhonen present a fascinating contemporary perspective on Finnish folk music in this free post-concert performance on the Clore Ballroom.

Ilona Korhonen is an expert in runo song, an ancient Finnish tradition that fuses song, poetry and storytelling. Through figures such as 19th-century poet and singer Larin Paraske, runo song played a central role in the development of Finnish national identity. 

This concert is part of the Nordic Matters series

Part of the Centenary of Finland’s Independence programme